Khloe Kardashian has been promoting her E! reality show opening up and earnestly confessing details to Us Weekly about her previously horrific self-image and body image. Key word being: Previously. Apparently, in the past (we're not sure how recent), her mother, Kris Jenner told Khloe that she was negatively affecting “the Kardashian brand” because she was eating cookies, and then her brother told her she‘s "big" and needs to work out. She ended up falling down on the kitchen floor and crying, "I'm so f-cking fat. I'm so tired of trying to pretend that I'm happy with my weight."
But then -- there was a light at the end of the tunnel!
She started working out -- like a whole THREE TIMES A DAY! -- and dropped from a size 12 to a size 0.
She says she's "proud" of her body. On her personal blog, she writes:
My body weight will always be something that I will have to work on for the rest of my life but I am finally in a really good place and learning to love me for me and not for someone else’s standards. I really enjoyed speaking out about this to Us, and if I can help other people find the self-confidence that I’ve found, then I’m definitely a happy girl!
I don't buy it. First of all, given what she's surrounded the crap she's hearing from her "momager" Kris Jenner and likely ridiculously weight-conscious Hollywood trash from her brother, as well as sisters Kim and Kourtney, I highly doubt she's as as happy as she would have us believe. Second of all, if she is good with her looks, and actually has begun "learning to love her for her," that's great -- but I bet you anything husband Lamar Odom has something to do with it ...
Having low self-esteem and poor body image isn't exactly a recipe for finding and creating a happy, healthy partnership. But if you are somehow able to snag a mate while toting around a lousy self-image, there's definitely something about having a guy in your life that makes you feel least slightly better about yourself. Khloe may think, "Hey. Maybe I'm not a size 0 anymore, but I've got a hunkahunka pro-athlete hubby, while my sex pot sis Kim is still floundering around sans ring on it!" It's pretty much the opposite of anything a supposedly modern woman wants to admit, but I'm SURE feeling like she's gotta man is at least a contributing factor to this new "happy place" of Khloe's.
If it's not, and she really feels comfier in her own skin independent of Lamar, that's awesome. But forgive me, maybe it has something to do with all their plastic surgery and fake baked skin, but I just don't really buy much that comes out of those Kardashian sisters' mouths.
What do you think -- is Khloe's newfound positive body image genuine? Do you think it could possibly be influenced by having a husband?
Image via US Weekly
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